Elation lights San José school auditorium
Thursday, 15 August 2019
humbolt-auditorium11The all LED lighting system requires little maintenance
Costa Rica - Colegio Humboldt is an international school in San José, Costa Rica, that serves preschool through secondary students. The school was founded in 1912 by Germans and emphasises a German-based education, Humboldt is also known for its profusion of extra-curricular activities. The school recently built a new performing arts space to further its programme, Auditorio Humboldt, a multi-purpose auditorium outfitted with Elation Professional luminaires.
Auditorio Humboldt is a modern, 238-capacity space where students conduct recitals and perform all manner of dance, music, theatre and debate. It houses top-of-the-line AV equipment with specialised technical personnel to provide support.
Elation dealer and distributor for Costa Rica, Darko Lighting of San José, completed the lighting project. They supplied, designed and installed new stage and architectural lighting systems for the auditorium, along with a decorative stretched ceiling, working in cooperation with architectural company Rojas Arquitectos.
The auditorium’s new stage lighting system includes 16 Fuze PAR Z175 fixtures. For flexibility of positioning, the system also includes four moving heads, Fuze Wash Z350s, a single-source PAR automated yoke wash luminaire with 120W RGBW COB LEDs and 7° to 55° zoom.
Associate director of Darko Lighting, Gabriel Zalkindas Jarovisky, specified the lighting system for the auditorium. “Quality, performance and price were all determining factors in the choice to go with these products,” he stated. “The lighting system is also quite flexible as it is used for a variety of purposes, both by the school and also outside artists that come in and use the auditorium, so it is both an educational and public space.”
The all LED lighting system is not only efficient, reliable and requires little maintenance, it also operates silently for ‘you could have heard a pin drop’ performances. Using Elation’s E-FLY wireless DMX Transceiver, not only was setup and programming quick with instant control of the fixtures, they saved having to run meters of DMX to the stage for a cleaner looking install. Lighting control is from a tabletop Elation Show Designer 2CF stage lighting controller, designed for smaller stage lighting setups.
Completed late last year, besides serving as a performing arts platform for students, the Humbolt School Auditorium also hosts cultural events and is available for commercial use.
(Jim Evans)

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